GuestTalk – February 22, 2017 – Marie Heidingsfelder

New methods for public engagement in technology foresight Design fiction for public reflection While public acceptance is vital to technological inventions, their ramifications remain extremely difficult to predict. This talk presents an original design fiction methodology intended to encourage public reflection on potential ramifications and desirable outcomes of technological advances. The methodology was developed and [...]

LabTalk – December 14, 2016 – Jarry Porsius

Design for contextual healing: The power of placebo Placebo effects are often observed in clinical trials when patients report to feel better after unknowingly receiving a ‘fake’ treatment. Why is it that a ‘fake’ treatment can make us feel better? When a treatment is stripped from its proven effective parts (e.g. a tested pharmaceutical agent), [...]

LabTalk – November 30, 2016 – Anna Vallgårda

Temporal Form in Interaction Design Interaction design is distinguished from most other design disciplines through its temporal form. Temporal form is the computational structure that enables and demands a temporal expression in the resulting design. Temporal form is what enables poetry. In music, temporal form is the composition of tones, pauses, and timbre arranged into [...]

LabTalk – November 23, 2016 – Holly Robbins

Traces as an Approach to Design for Focal Things and Practices This talk presents a novel way of using traces---not as indicators of skillfulness, aging, or evidence of interactions with technological tangible objects. Instead we propose traces as a design approach to reframe technologies in their socio-ecological context: where people, practices, and materials maintain a [...]

Labtalk 16 November 2016: John Flach & Fred Voorhorst – What Matters

John Flach and Fred Voorhorst explore some of the themes from their new book: What Matters? They will explore some common themes across control theory/ cybernetics, Peirce’s Semiotics, Ecological Psychology, Ecological Rationality, Embodied Cognition, and Dynamic Systems. As a result of these explorations, many conventional ideas about science, mind, and matter will be challenged and [...]

LabTalk – November 9, 2016 – Alice Schut

In this research project we focus on the development of three 21st century skills in primary school children through letting them work on real life design challenges. The aim of the project is to develop a toolbox that enables educational institutions to guide children during a design process in a way that stimulates the development [...]

LabTalk – October 26, 2016 – Astrid Bontenbal

Healthy by Design Since May this year I started on the Healthy by Design project, in which we aim to develop an intervention for healthier behaviour amongst VET-students (Dutch: MBO-studenten). It is a collaboration between Haagse Hogeschool, TU Delft, Designer Frens Pries, Sportief Besteed, and GGD. So far I have been working on a contextmapping [...]

GuestTalk – October 20, 2016 – Andruid Kerne

The Future of Human Expression: Embodied Interaction with Free-form Curation The Interface Ecology Lab conducts research to transform human expression. Our goal is use new technologies to stimulate spontaneity and creativity. Centuries ago, the technology of movable type vaulted human consciousness and expression from oral performance—improvisational— to writing, fixed by letters and words. We work [...]